General News

Posted on: May 14, 2017

Fire Station 3 temporarily closed due to asbestos

Fire Station 3

Fire Station 3 is temporarily closed, due to asbestos exposure during installation of a new heating and cooling system.

Station 3, at 222 Cliff St., was built in 1902, one of the city’s historic stations.

The system installers and crew working at Station 3 last week were exposed when holes were cut in the ceiling. All Station 3 crews have been relocated to Station 1, on East Michigan Avenue, and will cover the Post Franklin neighborhood area from there.

An asbestos abatement company will begin work Monday morning to remove the asbestos dust that has settled, as well as clean it from the air using fans. Officials anticipate reopening the Cliff Street station by the end of the week.

Once work is completed, the building will be tested to ensure all dust was collected before reopening.

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